go red

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go red

1. To redden in the face (blush), due to embarrassment, anger, or romantic stimulation. She went red when her crush came up and talked to her. He hates the president so much that he goes completely red if you bring up the recent election.
2. Of skin, to become burned by the sun. I forgot to wear a wide-brimmed hat on the hike, and my whole head went red. If I don't put on sunscreen before a day at the beach, I go completely red.
3. Of a US state, county, district, or Congressional seat, to have the majority of people vote for a Republican candidate in a given election. With Ohio having gone red, the Republicans look poised to reclaim the presidency.
See also: go, red
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He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life- to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
"I was actually embarrassed, I probably went red. I looked at the thing and I looked twice and didn't know where to look."
Then as the lights went red she just decided to go ahead anyway and make a ridiculously slow U-turn - luckily, for her and others before the oncoming traffic caught up.
"I was called into a briefing room and suddenly heard my name called out - and went red as a beetroot."
CHERYL COLE, 28 CHEZZA is said to have dyed her hair herself with a pounds 5.99 home kit when she went red. Why?
The Girls Aloud star temporarily went red recently for a magazine shoot and loved the colour so much that she may go back.
HUDDERSFIELD went Red Nose Day crazy for Comic Relief - and proved what a generous lot we are.
Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre also went red for the day.
When he didn't agree with you, he could be very forthright (the junior staff practically scrambled over each other to leave the room when he went red in the face during a discussion).
Actress Ruth Madoc went red for charity for the day at a new bakery shop.
Caroline Cossins from Thornaby began to panic when four-month-old Rayann went red after swallowing a spoonful of the meal.
Kirsten Dunst had her blonde locks dyed for her part as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man; Sarah Michelle Gellar went red as Daphne in Scooby Doo and Milla Jovovich and Beyonce Knowles have both promoted L'Oreal red hair colour in ad campaigns.
Some people went red, white and blue for the show on Saturday, which had a jubilee theme.
Remnants of the rocket landed harmlessly in the Yellow Sea, which temporarily went red with embarrassment.
Castles at Caernarfon, Castell Coch and Conwy, along with Tintern Abbey and Cardiff's St David's Hotel & Spa also went red.